Your Legacy of Protection: Leave a gift in your will for the ocean

Tuesday, 03 May, 2022

Your Legacy of Protection

Life on earth has always depended on the ocean. For generations, our ancestors relied on it for water, for food and for the very air they breathed. They learned to live in harmony with the ocean, and passed down to us a thriving eco-system, rich in marine life. But what will we pass on to those who follow us?


We know that, for you, the ocean and the animals for whom it’s home are incredibly precious. You love the sea, and more than anything, you want the next generation to experience its power, its mystery and its beauty. You want them to see, and to love, the incredible diversity of life that our ocean supports. 


You already know that our ocean faces many challenges, from overfishing to pollution to climate change. Sometimes it can feel like no one can make a difference. Sometimes it can feel hopeless, like our ocean is dying in front of us.


But there is hope for the future.


Together, we can take direct action against those who harm the ocean. Together, we can uphold the laws that protect our seas. Together, we can create a world where the ocean thrives with diverse marine life.


By including Sea Shepherd in your will, alongside your loved ones, you can leave the most precious gift to the next generation: a healthy ocean, the lifeblood of a healthy planet. A gift to Sea Shepherd in your will can continue your love of the ocean, far into the future. 

Why leave a gift to Sea Shepherd?

Our mission is to defend, conserve and protect our ocean and marine life. We have dedicated ourselves to this mission since 1977. We might be a small organisation, but our work has a significant impact, taking direct action and exposing and confronting illegal activities at sea.


From the gentle giants of the sea to its smallest creatures, Sea Shepherd protects all marine life species. Our campaigns have successfully defended whales, dolphins, seals, sharks, penguins, turtles, fish, krill and aquatic birds from poaching, unsustainable fishing, habitat destruction, and exploitive captivity.
“By stopping poachers and confiscating illegal fishing nets and gear, we work towards saving the ocean, while ultimately saving the entire world for each animal, for whom our actions are the difference between life and death.” - Captain Peter Hammarstedt


Learn more about our history HERE.

How to leave a gift to Sea Shepherd Global

It’s simple to include a gift in your will. All your solicitor needs is our registration number KVK 58656472 or RSIN 853127426 and our registered name: Sea Shepherd Global.


For tax reasons it can be benificial to leave your gift with a national registered Sea Shepherd office. You can find a list of our offices and their contacts here.

You can include a bequest when making your will or add one to your existing will. You should seek legal advice to ensure your choices are properly reflected either way.

What type of gift would you like to leave?

Percentage of your Estate

The same way your estate can be shared between your loved ones, it can be shared with organisations. Your gift to Sea Shepherd Global can be a fixed percentage or proportion of your entire estate.

A Cash Gift

You can decide to gift a specific amount to Sea Shepherd Global. For your gift to keep its value over the years, you can ask your solicitor to index-link it.

Specific Gift

You can give a specific item (examples include residential or commercial property, jewelery, artwork, stocks, or shares) to Sea Shepherd Global or you can include us as a beneficiary in your Life Insurance Policy.

Suggested wording to use when making a gift to Sea Shepherd Global

"I give, devise, and bequeath to Sea Shepherd Global (KVK 58656472 or RSIN 853127426), for the benefit of Sea Shepherd Global and its general purpose, the following from my estate: The residue of my estate free of all duties and taxes payable, and I declare that the receipt of its Chief Executive, Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.


The sum of  . . free of all duties and taxes payable, and I declare that the receipt of its Chief Executive, Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.


The . . . percentage of my estate free of all duties and taxes payable, and I declare that the receipt of its Chief Executive, Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors."

Legal Information

Legal name: Sea Shepherd Global

Registered address: 
Sea Shepherd Global
Amersfoortsestraatweg 117
1251 AV Laren

Netherlands registration numbers:
KVK 58656472
RSIN 853127426

Have you already included Sea Shepherd Global in your will?

If you have already included a gift in your will to Sea Shepherd Global, thank you so much! We would love the opportunity to thank you properly and keep you up to date with our latest campaigns. Please contact 

“We fight to preserve the planet because we recognize that we share the Earth with other species and that their well-being is inexorably linked to ours. We fight to preserve the planet because it is a matter of self-defense and we’ve taken the fight to sea.” - Captain Peter Hammarstedt

Contact Us

We appreciate that your will is a very personal matter. Your privacy will be fully respected, and any information you provide us will remain confidential. If you would like any further information or to have a confidential chat about leaving a gift in your will, please contact our Gift in Wills team:


Marjolein van den Hoven 
Sea Shepherd Global

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